Named by Qantas Travel as one of 52 most romantic getaways in Australia - see Qantas Travel Insider
Desiderata has 4 bedrooms and a mezzanine floor and can accommodate as follows:-
> 8 guests in bedrooms;
> 1 adult or 2 children on pull out sofa bed on mezzanine floor:
> 2 single bed mattresses on floor either mezzanine or master suite;
> 2 port-a-cots for infants:
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:-
> PRICES QUOTED are based on 6 GUESTS in 3 bedrooms. Additional fees apply per guests per night for numbers over this - $125 per adult per night and $30 per child per night.
> We love families and so give discounts to families. Conditions apply so please ask for quote.
> Weddings, receptions, functions are NOT PERMITTED, so please do not enquire.
> Bridal and/or Groom parties are NOT PERMITTED to stay, so please do not enquire.
One of Kangaroo Valley's most prestigious properties and rated in 2011 as one of Shoalhaven's most Amazing Homes. Additionally Desiderata won the MBA's award for best house in its category in 2009. Desiderata is now available for guests to come share in the wonderful experience that is Kangaroo Valley while staying in luxury....
Desiderata is Latin for "desired things" and is a stunning home set on 10 acres and has breathtaking 360 degree views of the valley with mountainous landscapes surrounded by farmland.
Go for a walk up Walkers Lane; relax in the hammock or cocoons on the large sun drenched veranda; sit in front of the volcanic rock chimney fireplace with a glass of wine; entertain in the indoor/outdoor living room; cook up a storm in the gourmet kitchen; read a book in the mezzanine library or just watch a movie in the entertainment room....there are plenty of options.
The house has a large open plan feel with private areas available. The main King bedroom has bi-fold doors that open up on its' own private balcony with outstanding views...please see photo's. It also has its own en-suite bathroom.
Other 3 bedrooms has queen size beds and have views as well.
Every room has air conditioning, fans and electric blankets and the bedrooms have their own TV with the 2 queen bedrooms having their own DVD player, if sanctuary is needed or agreeing on which movie to watch is difficult.
The TV room is sound proof and set for comfort and enjoyment with a very large flat screen TV and blue ray DVD player. We have over 400 DVD's to choose from and we cater with children's movies as well.
Living areas also feature bi-fold doors which completely open to the outdoors, both at the entertainment areas and back of house opening it up to the amazing views outside.
We have a mezzanine floor which is used as a study and library or sanctuary for meditation. We have quite a library of books available to suite different tastes for you to enjoy.
The house is primarily aimed at couples/families wishing to have a relaxing break. The house has a beautiful warm feel and has been designed to cater for every need or desire.
The gourmet kitchen is a chefs delight including sunbeam cafe series espresso machine.
We provide free broadband internet wireless via NBN wireless also free basic food essentials - olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
There are two portable cots and two hi-chair available upon request.
No further words are necessary, the photos speak for themselves.
A security bond and a booking fee applies to all bookings - please see tariffs below for 6 guests. Additionally
- all weekends not attached to school holidays are a minimum of 2 nights Fri and Sat $1,800 plus booking fee
- all long weekend bookings are minimum of 3 nights Fri, Sat & Sun $3,000 plus booking fee;
- all school holiday bookings are a minimum of 4 nights midweek $800 per night; Fri & Sat $1,000 per night plus a booking fee - a discount rate applies if you book a full week
- and all other bookings are a minimum of 2 nights, except for Christmas and Easter which is a minimum of 4 nights - confirm prices below.
Some pets allowed so please enquire.
Modern and luxurious self-contained accommodation
Quality, stylish furnishings throughout
10 acre property just 4km from heart of the Village and 5 kms to Berry
Master bedroom very private with king size bed and surround glass windows with amazing views and own private verandah and also own TV
Two Queen bedrooms with own TV and DVD player and views
Sound proof TV room with extra wide flat screen TV and over 400 DVDs to choose from
Full quality Sheridan linen supplied
Each bedroom has its own reverse cycle air conditioner and ceiling fan
Sunbeam cafe series espresso machine with Italian ground coffee supplied
Huge pavilion deck with sweeping views
Large living area opening onto entertaining deck
NBN Wireless internet available
Magnificent fireplace with wood supplied
2 bathrooms including deep bathtub
Hairdryers in both bathrooms
Gourmet kitchen with gas cooking, dishwasher, microwave
Washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board
Bluetooth wireless sound system connect
Ceiling fans in all living areas and bedrooms
BBQ and outdoor seating
Hammock and outdoor cocoons available to lounge around
Goats for kids to feed
Messages from our guest book:
We could not have found a better place to relax and recharge. A truly hypnotic location. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house.
All the best
Amazing, peaceful, luxurious, comfortable, serene and breathtaking views
Thank you for an amazing stay
A wonderful place to unwind & escape the fast pace of Sydney. A gorgeous house, beautiful setting. Thank you for allowing us to stay.
Sue & Anthony Whipps
What an amazing start to our holiday From the perfect house with an AMAZING view, to the peaceful country living......it has been the most relaxing weekend we can remember. Watching the kangaroos in the morning from the front verandah, while a fox caught breakfast in the front yard...just perfect JUST MAGICAL
Kirstie, Mike, Danielle & Jason
Staying here @ Desiderata & in Kangaroo Valley has been the perfect start to our honeymoon & life together as husband & wife. The ability to unwind, be with nature & get back to the simple things is what your house has offered us - much needed after planning a wedding Thank you
Alyce & Myles Young
Dear Vittoria & Norris
Every year we celebrate Easter at a different locale. This year was particularly special - we thank you
'Desiderata' is enchanting, with its unique energy and warmth - qualities which are an extension of the owners.
Loved everything - a special thank you to Carol for her kindness and help when we needed it and friendly nature.
We will return again & refer Desiderata only to those deserving & worthy.
Phillipa, Kevin and Maureen
All we can say is WOW What an amazing home you have in the most exquisite location. Our weekend away was perfect with all creative comforts at hand.
Could not think of a better location and place to stay for our wedding anniversary.
Marc & Melissa
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was our dream home away from home, set in breathtaking surroundings. I can't describe how impressed we were with the furnishings, amenities and ambience in your home. You have put so much love and thought into every possible detail.
Our daughter 3 yo isn't happy about being home tonight. She loved your home so much she did not want to leave. It could have been the 'new kitchen' or 'egg chairs' or 'fluffy blanket' she described, but I think it was the warmth, character and positive energy you have imparted.
We are very lucky to have spent a weekend at Desiderata.
Thank you again
Sofia & family
We would like to say that Desiderata made each one of us feel home. We found this beautiful house full of love and that's how we want to leave - also leaving our love in the house. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Everything was perfect.
A very happy New Year filled with health, peace and prosperity.
Families Pereira Blanco, Crosara and Wahab
Desiderata is a perfect place to celebrate a 60th birthday We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in such a perfect location with everything we needed supplied in your beautiful retreat. Thank you
Marg + family + friends
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. We had a wonderful time with our grown up children who all lead such busy lives in Sydney. Just fabulous to wake up to amazing scenery and be in gorgeous surroundings. You home is just stunning. Thank you again
Jane & Chris Hogart + family
P.S. Carol was a great help
What an amazing house you have. We have all enjoyed the serenity of your beautiful home in amongst the hills of Kangaroo Valley. We have loved every moment of our holiday and we are already planning a trip back to your home I've already begun the recommendations,
Thank you, Elisa and Lindsey
Thank you Vittoria for the privilege of staying in your beautiful home. It exceeded all of our expectations and just what we needed - some peace and tranquillity and a break from our city lives. We will definitely be back, if you'd have us
Elaine, Tim, Caroline, Dan, Rachel, Vince and baby Connor